Matthew 11:7-10 tells us about the ministry and character of John the Baptist. The question is asked to the people following John, What did you come out to see? The Lord Jesus was pointing out that we all come with certain expectations to any ministry. Our expectations are normally shaped by our personality and perspective of things. Sadly in the body we seem to only be able to receive from those of like personality and perspective as we are. We know that God places people in the body…Continue
The Path of Life
By: Alan Smith
Ps 16:11: You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. (NIV)
The path of life: there is so much revelation here! It means that life is a journey, not a destination. Heaven is our…Continue
Nurtured by Redemption
“So Christ has now become the High Priest over all the good things that have come. He has entered the greater, more perfect Tabernacle in heaven, which was not made by human hands and is not part of this created world. With his own blood-not the blood of goats and calves-he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever. Hebrews 9:11-12, NLT, emphases mine.
Redemption means to buy…Continue
Let’s consider a few of the meanings of the word “nurture”…
…to support by way of encouragement, (as one does for another during a period of training or development) ensuring its success
…to coach what is the fore seen in another (as with destiny, potential and promising giftedness), calling it forth to completion…Continue
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“They are no more defined by the world, than I am defined by the world. Make them Holy---consecrated---with the truth; Your Word is consecrating truth. In the same way that You gave Me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world. I am consecrating Myself for their sakes-So they will be truth consecrated in their mission." John 17:17-19 The Message…Continue
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Nurtured by Re-setting Our Default Heart Drive
‘Open our eyes, to see the things that make your heart cry. To be the church that you would desire-Your light to be seen. Break down our pride and the walls we’ve built up inside.’ With Everything, words and music by Joel Houston, Hillsong Publishing. The main thing that makes God’s heart cry…Continue
"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes." Matt. 6:34 The Message
Living in the moment, in his presence, may be our biggest daily challenge. Why is living connected to present provision and…
"My response (to the message of Grace through trusting Christ) is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask Him to strengthen you by His Spirit--not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength--that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite Him in." Ephesians 3:14-15 The Message, (parenthesis mine).
Believe the Gospel of His Grace for…
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"So here's what I want you to do, God helping you. Take your everyday, ordinary life--your sleeping, eating, going-to- work and walking around life---and place it before God as an offering" Rom. 12:1 The Message.
"Make sure you don't take things for granted and go slack in working for the common good; share what you have with…
Nurtured by the “Loving” Shaking
"Your love, God, is my song, and I'll sing it! I'm forever telling everyone how faithful you are. I'll never quit telling the story of your love--how you built the cosmos and guaranteed everything in it. Your love has always been our lives' foundation; your fidelity has been the roof over our heads" Psalm 89:1-2,…Continue
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We have heard it said that time is eternity's child. It is the offspring of the eternal design. God is not defined by time, neither are miracles. Faith is what breaks the time barrier. Time is a created thing.
Heaven is drawing nearer to earth, as the return of our Lord draws nearer. We are nearing the consumation of time. Scientists have made some extrememly interesting and important…Continue
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of…